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    Edward the Black Prince, published circa 1902, Illustration from Cassell's History of England - Century Edition

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    Edward de Woodstock aka "The Black Prince" Illustration from Cassell (1902)

  • Bill Dawson

    August 26, 1346: Edward the Black Prince, sixteen, commands a wing of the English army to victory over France at the Battle of Crécy. After the battle King Edward III shouts, “Cheer, cheer for the Black Prince! Cheer for the hero of Crécy!”

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